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Pedro St. James National Historic Site
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Conch Shell House and Pedro St James Great House
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Pedro St. James Castle General Admission and Guided Tour
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Grand Cayman Tour by 4x4 Including Pedro St James and Botanic Park
Ranked #15 of 176 things to do in Grand Cayman
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Oldest building in the Caymans, this "castle" is now a museum.
Reviewed April 6, 2013

This is the oldest structure on the island and its history is interesting. In the theater presentation before the tour you'll enjoy the simulated hurricane. Mr. Watler gave us a wonderful tour of the house which has been restored nicely. The outdoor kitchen was interesting and the only donkey on the island is there - and old Jack loves to be petted. This will take you less than two hours but it was very informative and helps you appreciate the history of the Cayman Islands.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Karl gave us a little history about the site before the short film presentation started. Their little theatre has some cool little "special effects". The house is a self-guided tour so time spent is dependent on what your specific interests are. Where the site is located there are great views. I got a kick out of the roosters, chickens and the donkey on the property- not something I see in my backyard at home.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

This was a very interesting destination for me and my family. My boys are 10-14 and we attended after having spent about 5 days on the island so we had some context. It is very cool and the restoration is quite impressive. There is a short theatre presentation which is quite interesting and cover the emancipation of the slaves in the British colonies an the introduction of democracy to GC. Lovely grounds and a very good look into life on the island dating back to the 1500s. Well worth it for the price of admission. A small gift shop and knowledgeable caring staff. The island's only national historic site.

Thank Skislave
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

It was fun and interesting, and educational to visit. Geat for an afternoon or a couple of hours, but not for a whole day. Older kids will find it a good for a couple of hours, but not great for young children.

Thank AndrewEG
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Pedro St. James is a site worthy of several visits because there is so much to see and learn: the old photos of the house from the beginning to the present re-building of it, and then the house itself, with its outdoor wattle-walled kitchen. We entered the compund through the gift shop and found ourselves in a beautiful courtyard overlooking the sea. Our extremely knowledgeable guide told us he was a descendant of the Eden Family who occupied the house for many years. Stacey had so many interesting stories to share! There were not many visitors and he had extra time to spend with us, I think. The grounds are lovely and well-kept; the house is stunning for its architecture and functionality.There are also other small historical homes to visit. We were truly amazed at the multi-media presentation in the theatre, complete with stormy weather, music videos and photos, all explained by a very skilled Cayman storyteller.It made the history come alive for us. Another building was filled with many fascinating historical photographs with comments by older Cayman citizens. The museum of Pedro St. James should be on every visitor's must-see list. It most definitely deserves our support. The $10 entry fee is very reasonable, as are the prices in the gift shop. Before you leave the grounds, you may wish to stop at the coffee shop for refreshment.

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